Canada Patriotism

How to Be Patriotic About a Country Built on Diversity

Johanu Botha | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

Respecting differences is rightfully Canada's claim to fame in the world, but that is not enough to guide this place to its fullest potential. Canadians cannot -- and should not -- embrace any particular race, language, or religion as their national marker, but they can and should embrace their country. Such an embrace constitutes a commitment to the people who share this land and, indeed, to the land itself. Canadians can put aside the fear that flying the Maple Leaf too high may yield a sudden intolerance in the ship's hull. It won't.

Top Five Sexy Canadianisms from the Sochi Olympics

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

The Olympics have always had a history of pausing wars, bringing nations together and displaying some of the best patriotism & athleticism worldwide. ...

Meet B.C.'s Most Patriotic Dog

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Meet Sophie: She's a seven-year-old pure bred American cocker spaniel, and she also may just be B.C.'s most patriotic pup. Geared up for the Olympi...

I'm Gay, and I'm Supporting Canada's Olympic Team in Sochi

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I've had people ask me if that's what I plan to do, as a bisexual person. But that's where the fact that being gay is only one part of me comes in. I'm also a staunchly patriotic Canadian. And I love the winter Olympics, a lot. There's a crossroads, here, for me. Because the delegation travelling from Canada to Sochi is also comprised of staunchly patriotic Canadians and talented athletes. Some of them happen to be gay. And I want to see them succeed.

Tentatively Patriotic: Living in Harper's Canada

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth Hawksworth

We're not perfect, and we never have been. But lately, Harper has been slowly eroding Canada into something unrecognizable. I'm still just as patriotic as I always was but I just don't have to accept Canada as it is now -- and neither does anyone else.

The Ugly Canadian Mindset

VICE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
VICE

I don't understand why we can't just let ourselves be what we are: a weird little country with issues. Like Belgium or Switzerland or something. That's a great thing to be! It makes people curious. It would fit us so much better. Just a funny, comfortable nation that happens to have national debates about things like cereal box fonts. Why do we need to be the sort of place whose flag is featured on beer shirts? I don't know if the world really loves Canadians. I'm not about to get wasted and tell it that. But we haven't pissed it off that much -- not yet. We're kind of under the radar, you know, arguing about street signs and putting gravy on things. It could be worse.

Bieber Uses Canada as a Marketing Tool and Makes Us All Look Bad

Tom Kott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Music
Tom Kott

Bieber doesn't seem to know anything at all about Canada or its history. Maybe it's from being on the road too much and away from a Canadian classroom. If he wants to use his country as a marketing tool, he should learn something about it first.

Why I Love Canada: Our Cup of Red Rose Tea is Half Full

Lori Gard | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Lori Gard

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png Canada is unpredictable. And no clearer example of this can be found than in our variable weather conditions (especially where I live out East). But although the weather is unpredictable, we know how to look on the bright side. Rather than glass half empty, it's a cuppa Red Rose tea half full, eh!

Act of Valor: How the U.S. Made Me a Patriot

Natasha Rudnick | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada
Natasha Rudnick

The film led the box office on its opening weekend, taking in $24.5 million in U.S. and Canadian theatres. What might surprise you is the reason I eagerly bought my ticket: American patriotism. And by the way, I'm Canadian.

Tories And The Monarchy: Why The Royal Treatment?

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Depending who you ask, the Conservative government's high-profile attempts to strengthen Canada's ties to the monarchy over the past year ar...

Tories Plan To Party Like It's 1812

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The public's knowledge of the War of 1812 might be a bit sketchy, but Canadians might not easily forget who's banging the drum for the bicent...

Patriotism and Nationalism in Art: 10 Years After 9/11

Andrea Carson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Andrea Carson

Patriotism is defined as a "love of one's country." Nationalism is a more complex thing, referring I suppose to one's nationhood, as distinct from one...

O Canada: Anthem Overload

Mike Gallay | Posted 08.31.2011 | Canada
Mike Gallay

When someone raises a flag on Canada Day, sure, terrific. Bob and Doug forever. When it's time to honour our brave war veterans, no doubt, they're the champs. But when I attend a game to cheer on the local collection of rink-circlers, I don't feel it's a relevant or appropriate place for the anthem.